Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: TONG. Church dedication: CHAPEL.
Morley wapentake. -Population, 2,067, vide Birstal; Chapel-room, 450 *1; Net value, £166. -Patron and impropriator, J. P. Tempest, Esq.
In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 311, it is called " An ancient Chapel. £5 per annum maintenance. To be made a distinct parish."
" A parochial Chapel. The yearly value, consisting of small tithes, is about five pounds." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 341.
Augmented, in 1720, with £200, to meet benefaction of £250 from Sir Geo. Tempest, Bart.; and, in 1739, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from the said Sir George Tempest, Bart.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1550.
The School, founded by Sir George Tempest, Bart., by deed, dated 26th June 1739, and endowed with £3 per annum, for instructing eight poor children in reading and the Church Catechism ; and on the 26th June 1739, Garvas Brown, by deed, granted a rent-charge of £3 per annum for instructing seven poor children in a similar manner.
The said Garvas Brown also left 20s. per annum to the Clerk of Tong Chapel for taking care of the clock-strings, and oil and wire for the clock ; and in case there should be no clock, or the same should become useless, then the said 20s. should be distributed amongst the poor of Tong until the clock should be repaired, or a new clock placed therein.
Isaac Bowcock's charity, by will, dated 11th February 1669. Rent-charge, £11 per annum, expended in apprenticing poor boys to trades, and relieving such as have not parish relief. The Minister is one of the trustees. £2 is given for each apprentice fee. --Vide 17th Report, page 722.
Post town: Leeds.
Thoresby's Ducatus, page 204. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 250. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 179.
*1 In 1818, estimated at 370.
George Lawton in 1842..
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